triphibian

1 of 2

noun

tri·​phib·​i·​an
(ˈ)trī¦fibēən
plural -s
1
: a person and especially a military commander who is triphibian
2
: a triphibian airplane

triphibian

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adjective

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1
a
: adept at war alike on land, at sea, and in the air
b
: designed for or equipped to operate from land, water, snow, or ice as well as in the air
a triphibian airplane
2
: triphibious sense 1
a triphibian military operation

Word History

Etymology

Noun

tri- + -phibian (as in amphibian, noun)

Adjective

tri- + -phibian (as in amphibian, adjective)

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“Triphibian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/triphibian. Accessed 30 Nov. 2022.

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